16-year-old shot and killed by man he tried to rob

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old suspect in an attempted robbery and shooting is dead after being shot by one of his alleged victims.

Police say two people were sitting in a car outside a house in the 1700 block of Denison St. around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when three men came up and tried to rob them.

The suspects fired shots into the car hitting the male victim in the side.

Police say he was able to return fire hitting the 16-year-old suspect in the chest.

The suspect was taken to his mother's house by the two other suspects.

Police say his mother then drove him to Delta Medical Center.

He was then transferred to the Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Police say the victim is expected to recover.

Police are still looking for the two other suspects.

Call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH if you have any information.

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